NIGERIA: A STITCH IN TIME 2

Chris Nwokocha For the benefit of those who do not fully understand all the ‘gobbledygook’ about political restructuring, let us consider the following poignant facts: 1. The Nature of Nigerian Federalism Federalism as a system of government was first practiced in the United States of America. Whereas the American constitution was originally a con-federal document,…

No, Sir Femi Fani-Kayode, YOU ARE WRONG!

By Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri This article is a rejoinder to Femi Fani-Kayode’s recent essay, Communities Harbouring Boko Haram Deserve the Odi Treatment”.  I wish to respectfully, but vehemently disagree with the ideas, perceptions, bases and facts leading to the conclusions in Femi’s essay dated June 23, 2012 posted in African Herald Express. My disagreement is firmly…

NIGERIA: A STITCH IN TIME

By Chris Nwokocha   When Dr Martin Luther King jnr stood up alongside others to insist on civil rights for blacks in the United States, many people, even fellow clergymen, criticised him for being ‘impatient’. They felt that King and others like him should ‘wait’, and allow ‘time and events’ to sort out the issue of…

DANA CRASH: WHY EMERGENCY FAILED

On Friday, June 8, 2012, SPACES FOR CHANGE visited the site of the DANA Airlines plane crash to commiserate with the survivors and displaced families; to provide free legal counseling and advisory support;  document the impact of the crash on their lives and livelihoods and work together with them to develop a legal strategy for…

LET THERE BE PEACE!

On Tuesday, June 12, 2012,  SPACES FOR CHANGE will formally release the findings of its latest research study, ‘DEMOLISHING HOMES; DEMOLISHING FOUNDATIONS OF PEACE”. The study documented the systematic pattern of the forced evictions and demolitions in Nigeria perpetrated by both city planners and security forces in the name of “improving national security”. Furthermore, it…